The price of a First-Class stamp will rise by a penny—to 45 cents—and the cost of Standard Mail, which is widely used by nonprofits, will increase on Jan. 22.
Prices for periodicals, package services and extra services will also go up on Sunday.
Here are highlights of the first-class price hikes:
Standard Mail—often referred to as bulk mail—requires a minimum of 200 pieces or 50 pounds of mail. The maximum weight for a single piece mailed as standard mail is 16 ounces.
There is no single-piece Standard Mail postage. In Standard Mail, there are prices for letters, flats/large envelopes, and parcels. Unlike First-Class Mail, there is no separate Standard Mail postcard price (postcards are mailed as letters or flats).
Lower nonprofit prices are available for Standard Mail but require specific authorization.
Reprinted from massnonprofit.org.